Homemade Heart Shaped Shortbread Cookies

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Jan. 14, 2013

These cookies will melt in your mouth and leave you wanting more. Try this recipe

Ingredients

Sifted all purpose flour 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Salt 1/4 Teaspoon
Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
Semi sweet chocolate 6 Ounce

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 F with the rack in the middle of the oven.

Whisk the flour with the salt in a medium sized bowl. Set aside.

Next beat the the butter until smooth and creamy (about 1 minute). Add the sugar and vanilla and beat until smooth (about 2 minutes). Combine the wet and the dry ingredients and mix until combined.

Cover the dough and refrigerate for one hour or until easy to handle.

On a well-floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness using a rolling pin. Using the heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut 25 cookies.

Place cookies in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes.

Next place cookies on a greased baking sheet and bake 10 minutes until light golden. Let cool.

After that melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Once chocolate has melted, remove it from the heat. Taking one cookie at a time, dip one end of each cookie in the melted chocolate and place it on a parchment lined baking sheet. Once chocolate has set, transfer cookies to cooling rack to dry thoroughly.

Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 25

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 140Calories from Fat 82

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 9 g13.8%

Saturated Fat 5 g25%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 21 mg0.88%

Total Carbohydrates 14 g4.7%

Dietary Fiber %

Sugars 7 g

Protein 1 g2%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet